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Become a Freelancer
In this article, I want to teach you what you need to do to become a freelancer. First, I want to introduce you to the concept of freelancers. A freelancer is a person who works remotely, freely and independently on the Internet and earns money. You can work at home without a physical presence at work, according to your specialty, and without time and space restrictions.
What are the prerequisites for becoming a freelancer?
To become a freelancer, you need a few prerequisites that you must have, and if you do not have them, provide them. These prerequisites include:
Having a home computer or laptop
Having the Internet
Having the equipment related to your specialty and profession
Steps to becoming a freelancer
In the following, we are going to tell you the steps of becoming a freelancer.
Become a professional in your skill or specialty
First, become a professional in the field you are interested in and learn it well. You can do many jobs as a freelancer, including programming, content production, translation, website design and hosting and domain design, internet marketing, social media management, logo design, and more.
Many freelancers lose good projects due to a lack of knowledge and skills, so at all times, seek to learn and increase your abilities and also keep yourself up to date.
Have careful planning
Set your own working hours and dedicate a significant amount of time to freelancing during the day. First, to do your projects, measure the amount of time you want to devote to it and then get the employers’ project accordingly.
Note that your kindness and timely delivery of the project to your employers will make you loyal to them, which is why you will be introduced to other colleagues or employers.
Value your expertise and skills. As a successful and professional freelancer, never give in to low-paying projects that do not involve high expertise and skills and will not help you progress.
Convenient communication with different networks
To be successful in your job as a freelancer, spend part of your time working in various marketing networks, connecting with your classmates and finding more customers. Do not underestimate yourself and have effective communication in your field of work. Also, try to keep in touch with the employers for whom you have done the project.
Make a work sample for yourself.
Create a portfolio for yourself and present your portfolio to the employers you want to attract them better and impose on them that you are a professional freelancer.
Activity to get the project
There are two ways you can get a project. First, create a blog or social media page. Put your resume and portfolio in it, advertise your work and attract customers.
The second activity you can do is create resumes and profiles on freelance websites. There are many employers on these websites who are looking for a freelancer to deliver their projects. After seeing your profile and resume, they will send you a request to do their projects.
Here are some examples of these websites: